FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 21/05/13: Bad weather dominates the French papers today. Aujourd’hui en France looks at the negative impact it’s having on France’s economy. Also, Libération’s front page is in English today! It's an original response to outrage over a government plan to relax a ban on the use of English in French universities.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Mon. 20/05/13: Tunisian papers are optimistic democracy will prevail given the recent Salafist violence. Algerian meanwhile say the conditions are similar to Algeria in the 1990s in the lead up to the civil war. Algerian papers are also reacting to the censoring of two dailies over an article that alleged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had slipped into a coma. Also, China’s Prime Minister visits India while many Indians are skeptical about Beijing's intentions.
FRENCH PAPERS, Mon. 20/05/13: France wants to buy two US drones. Libération investigates the ethical and legal questions this new kind of warfare raises. Also, Le Figaro takes a look at how Pope Francis is shaking up the Catholic Chuch. And Paris Saint-Germain’s coach wants to call it quits.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Friday 17 May: We examine reaction in German newspapers to François Hollande's press conference; the International Herald Tribune looks at the impact of cross-border violence in the Syrian conflict; and finally it's the end of an era as footballer David Beckham retires, The Guardian breaks down the finances of 'Dosh and Becks'.
FRENCH PAPERS, Friday 17 May: It’s all about one man in Friday’s French press review: François Hollande! Libération praises the French president’s press conference on Thursday, calling him a ‘soldier’ as he heads into his second year; however, Le Figaro claims Hollande’s speech has changed nothing; meanwhile, Slate has fun with photoshop and asks ‘Where’s François?’